December 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
People talking about the NRA or a “gun lobby” as though it’s a small fringe are largely ignorant of the scope of firearms ownership in America.
Obama received 61 million votes in 2012.
America has approximately 80 million gun owners currently, though projections are somewhat fuzzy.
The requirements for gun ownership are stricter than those for voting, though they both have a similar age requirement and require non-felon status.
If you paint the gun lobby or the NRA in particular as some sort of illegitimate fringe, then you are also denying that Obama has sufficient mandate to change anything.